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All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.43better for their simpleness. She derives her honesty andbetter for their simplenesse; she deriues her honestie, and
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.156which wear not now. Your date is better in your pie andwhich were not now: your Date is better in your Pye and
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.160pear; it was formerly better; marry, yet 'tis a witheredpeare: it was formerly better, marry yet 'tis a wither'd
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.41the better, whilst I have a tooth in my head. Why, he'sthe Better whil'st I haue a tooth in my head: why he's
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.83.1No better, if you please.No better if you please.
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.v.46natures. Farewell, monsieur; I have spoken better ofnatures. Farewell Monsieur, I haue spoken better of
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.v.66For my respects are better than they seem,For my respects are better then they seeme,
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.i.22When better fall, for your avails they fell.When better fall, for your auailes they fell,
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.ii.64I prithee, lady, have a better cheer.I prethee Ladie haue a better cheere,
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.ii.116His death was so effected. Better 'twereHis death was so effected: Better 'twere
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.ii.118With sharp constraint of hunger; better 'twereWith sharpe constraint of hunger: better 'twere,
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vi.17None better than to let him fetch off hisNone better then to let him fetch off his
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vi.82done, damns himself to do, and dares better be damneddone, damnes himselfe to do, & dares better be damnd
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.ii.2this letter. I have ere now, sir, been better known tothis letter, I haue ere now sir beene better knowne to
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.71Which better than the first, O dear heaven, bless!Which better then the first, O deere heauen blesse,
Antony and CleopatraAC I.i.62Of better deeds tomorrow. Rest you happy!of better deeds to morrow. Rest you happy.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.33O, excellent! I love long life better than figs.Oh excellent, I loue long life better then Figs.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.59Am I not an inch of fortune better than she?Am I not an inch of Fortune better then she?
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.61better than I, where would you choose it?better then I: where would you choose it.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.94Whose better issue in the war from ItalyWhose better issue in the warre from Italy,
Antony and CleopatraAC I.iii.81You can do better yet; but this is meetly.You can do better yet: but this is meetly.
Antony and CleopatraAC II.i.32A better ear. Menas, I did not thinkA better eare. Menas, I did not thinke
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.226It should be better he became her guest;It should be better, he became her guest:
Antony and CleopatraAC II.iii.35And in our sports my better cunning faintsAnd in our sports my better cunning faints,
Antony and CleopatraAC III.i.14Better to leave undone than by our deedBetter to leaue vndone, then by our deed
Antony and CleopatraAC III.ii.31The fortress of it; for better might weThe Fortresse of it: for better might we
Antony and CleopatraAC III.iii.23.1Cannot make better note.cannot make better note.
Antony and CleopatraAC III.iv.23I lose myself; better I were not yoursI loose my selfe: better I were not yours
Antony and CleopatraAC III.vii.49I have sixty sails, Caesar none better.I haue sixty Sailes, Caesar none better.
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xiii.94'Tis better playing with a lion's whelp'Tis better playing with a Lions whelpe,
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.ii.3He thinks, being twenty times of better fortune,He thinks, being twenty times of better fortune,
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.vi.33My better service, when my turpitudeMy better seruice, when my turpitude
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.xii.40If it be well to live; but better 'twereIf it be well to liue. But better 'twere
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.xv.62No better than a sty? O, see, my women,No better then a Stye? Oh see my women:
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.2A better life. 'Tis paltry to be Caesar:A better life: Tis paltry to be Casar:
As You Like ItAYL I.i.10ox? His horses are bred better, for, besides that theyOxe? his horses are bred better, for besides that they
As You Like ItAYL I.i.33Marry, sir, be better employed, and be naught aMarry sir be better employed, and be naught a
As You Like ItAYL I.i.41Ay, better than him I am before knows me: II, better then him I am before knowes mee: I
As You Like ItAYL I.i.44of nations allows you my better, in that you are the firstof nations allowes you my better, in that you are the first
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.92All the better: we shall be the more marketable.All the better: we shalbe the more Marketable.
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.179world I fill up a place which may be better suppliedworld I fil vp a place, which may bee better supplied,
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.215Thou shouldst have better pleased me with this deedThou should'st haue better pleas'd me with this deede,
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.238Can I not say ‘ I thank you ’? My better partsCan I not say, I thanke you? My better parts
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.273Hereafter, in a better world than this,Hereafter in a better world then this,
As You Like ItAYL I.iii.22O, they take the part of a better wrestler thanO they take the part of a better wrastler then
As You Like ItAYL I.iii.112.2Were it not better,Were it not better,
As You Like ItAYL II.iii.75Yet fortune cannot recompense me betterYet fortune cannot recompence me better
As You Like ItAYL II.iv.14When I was at home I was in a better place, but travellerswhen I was at home I was in a better place, but Trauellers
As You Like ItAYL II.vii.45Provided that you weed your better judgementsProuided that you weed your better iudgements
As You Like ItAYL II.vii.114If ever you have looked on better days;If euer you haue look'd on better dayes:
As You Like ItAYL II.vii.121True is it that we have seen better days,True is it, that we haue seene better dayes,
As You Like ItAYL III.i.2But were I not the better part made mercy,But were I not the better part made mercie,
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.54sweat of a man? Shallow, shallow. A better instance, Isweat of a man? Shallow, shallow: A better instance I
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.143Atalanta's better part,Attalanta's better part,
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.251I do desire we may be better strangers.I do desire we may be better strangers.
As You Like ItAYL III.iii.56of a bachelor; and by how much defence is better thanof a Batcheller: and by how much defence is better then
As You Like ItAYL III.iii.81I am not in the mind but I were better toI am not in the minde, but I were better to
As You Like ItAYL III.v.77Come, sister. – Shepherdess, look on him better,Come Sister: Shepheardesse, looke on him better
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.1I prithee, pretty youth, let me be better acquaintedI prethee, pretty youth, let me better acquainted
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.4I am so: I do love it better than laughing.I am so: I doe loue it better then laughing.
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.49carries his house on his head – a better jointure, I think,carries his house on his head; a better ioyncture I thinke
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.60of a better leer than you.of a better leere then you.
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.66Nay, you were better speak first, and when youNay,you were better speake first, and when you
As You Like ItAYL V.i.50or, clown, thou perishest; or, to thy better understanding,or Clowne thou perishest: or to thy better vnderstanding,
As You Like ItAYL V.iv.201the better by the help of good epilogues. What a case amthe better by the helpe of good Epilogues: What a case am
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.132Am better than thy dear self's better part.Am better then thy deere selfes better part. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.29Better cheer may you have, but not with better heart.Better cheere may you haue, but not with better hart. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.ii.61It is thyself, mine own self's better part,it is thy selfe, mine owne selfes better part:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.ii.25Ah, but I think him better than I say, Ah but I thinke him better then I say:
CoriolanusCor I.i.263Better be held nor more attained than byBetter be held, nor more attain'd then by
CoriolanusCor I.iii.10become such a person – that it was no better then picture-likebecome such a person, that it was no better then Picture-like
CoriolanusCor I.iii.106but disease our better mirth.but disease our better mirth.
CoriolanusCor II.i.112empiricutic and, to this preservative, of no better reportEmperickqutique; and to this Preseruatiue, of no better report
CoriolanusCor II.i.231.2I wish no betterI wish no better,
CoriolanusCor II.ii.11hate upon no better a ground. Therefore, for Coriolanushate vpon no better a ground. Therefore, for Coriolanus
CoriolanusCor II.iii.13And to make us no better thought of aAnd to make vs no better thought of a
CoriolanusCor II.iii.112Better it is to die, better to starve,Better it is to dye, better to sterue,
CoriolanusCor II.iii.255This mutiny were better put in hazardThis Mutinie were better put in hazard,
CoriolanusCor III.i.49Each way to better yours.each way to better yours.
CoriolanusCor III.i.168Then were they chosen. In a better hourThen were they chosen: in a better houre,
CoriolanusCor III.ii.31.1To better vantage.To better vantage.
CoriolanusCor IV.v.10I have deserved no better entertainmentI haue deseru'd no better entertainment,
CoriolanusCor IV.vi.16All's well, and might have been much better ifAll's well, and might haue bene much better, if
CoriolanusCor IV.vi.93That shapes man better; and they follow himThat shapes man Better: and they follow him
CoriolanusCor V.iii.205A better witness back than words, which we,A better witnesse backe then words, which we
CymbelineCym I.v.29I beseech you all be better known to this gentleman,I beseech you all be better knowne to this Gentleman,
CymbelineCym I.v.118let it die as it was born, and I pray you be betterlet it dye as it was borne, and I pray you be better
CymbelineCym II.iii.27your music the better: if it do not, it is a vice in heryour Musicke the better: if it do not, it is a voyce in her
CymbelineCym II.iv.186The very devils cannot plague them better.The very Diuels cannot plague them better.
CymbelineCym III.i.82the adventure, our crows shall fare the better for you:the aduenture, our Crowes shall fare the better for you:
CymbelineCym III.iv.73Thou mayst be valiant in a better cause;Thou mayst be valiant in a better cause;
CymbelineCym III.v.19.2'Tis all the better,'Tis all the better,
CymbelineCym III.v.69.2 (aside) All the better: mayAll the better: may
CymbelineCym III.vii.27As 'tis no better reckoned, but of thoseAs 'tis no better reckon'd, but of those
CymbelineCym III.vii.39'Tis almost night, you shall have better cheer'Tis almost night, you shall haue better cheere
CymbelineCym IV.ii.368Nothing to be were better. This was my master,Nothing to be were better: This was my Master,
CymbelineCym IV.iv.31Better to cease to be. Pray, sir, to th' army:Better to cease to be. Pray Sir, to'th'Army:
CymbelineCym IV.iv.45I'll take the better care: but if you will not,Ile take the better care: but if you will not,
CymbelineCym V.i.4Must murder wives much better than themselvesMust murther Wiues much better then themselues
CymbelineCym V.iv.4I think to liberty: yet am I better(I thinke) to liberty: yet am I better
CymbelineCym V.iv.14I cannot do it better than in gyves,I cannot do it better then in Gyues,
CymbelineCym V.v.302This man is better than the man he slew,This man is better then the man he slew,
CymbelineCym V.v.421.1And deal with others better.And deale with others better.
HamletHam I.ii.15Your better wisdoms, which have freely goneYour better Wisedomes, which haue freely gone
HamletHam I.iii.131The better to beguile. This is for all:The better to beguile. This is for all:
HamletHam II.i.111I am sorry that with better heed and judgementI am sorrie that with better speed and iudgement
HamletHam II.ii.64But, better looked into, he truly foundBut better look'd into, he truly found
HamletHam II.ii.286love, and by what more dear a better proposer can chargeloue, and by what more deare, a better proposer could charge
HamletHam II.ii.330both in reputation and profit, was better both ways.both in reputation and profit was better both wayes.
HamletHam II.ii.348it is most like, if their means are not better – theirit is like most if their meanes are not better) their
HamletHam II.ii.523After your death you were better have a bad epitaphAfter your death, you were better haue a bad Epitaph,
HamletHam II.ii.527God's bodkin, man, much better! Use everyGods bodykins man, better. Vse euerie
HamletHam III.i.109Could beauty, my lord, have better commerceCould Beautie my Lord, haue better Comerce
HamletHam III.i.123yet I could accuse me of such things that it were betteryet I could accuse me of such things, that it were better
HamletHam III.ii.260Still better, and worse.Still better and worse.
HamletHam III.iv.33I took thee for thy better. Take thy fortune.I tooke thee for thy Betters, take thy Fortune,
HamletHam IV.vii.151'Twere better not assayed. Therefore this project'Twere better not assaid; therefore this Proiect
HamletHam V.ii.265The King shall drink to Hamlet's better breath,The King shal drinke to Hamlets better breath,
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.94should speak truly, little better than one of the wicked.shold speake truly) little better then one of the wicked.
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.208By how much better than my word I am,By how much better then my word I am,
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.iii.232When you are better tempered to attend.When you are better temper'd to attend.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.i.18a king Christian could be better bit than I have beenKing in Christendome, could be better bit, then I haue beene
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iii.6loves his own barn better than he loves our house. Letloues his owne Barne better then he loues our house. Let
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.164signum! I never dealt better since I was a man. All wouldsignum. I neuer dealt better since I was a man: all would
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.267instinct. I shall think the better of myself, and thee,Instinct: I shall thinke the better of my selfe, and thee,
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.i.47I think there's no man speaks better Welsh.I thinke there's no man speakes better Welsh:
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.i.27His health was never better worth than now.His health was neuer better worth then now.
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.ii.64food for powder, they'll fill a pit as well as better.foode for Powder: they'le fill a Pit, as well as better:
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.iii.27The better part of ours are full of rest.The better part of ours are full of rest.
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.ii.15The better cherished still the nearer death.The better cherisht, still the nearer death.
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.ii.58Making you ever better than his praiseMaking you euer better then his praise,
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.ii.76Better consider what you have to doBetter consider what you haue to do,
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.iv.77I better brook the loss of brittle lifeI better brooke the losse of brittle life,
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.iv.103I could have better spared a better man.I could haue better spar'd a better man.
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.iv.118image of life indeed. The better part of valour is discretion,image of life indeede. The better part of Valour, is Discretion;
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.iv.119in the which better part I have saved my life.in the which better part, I haue saued my life.
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.iv.122 my faith, I am afraid he would prove the better counterfeit.I am afraid hee would proue the better counterfeit:
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.35With joyful tidings, and, being better horsed,With ioyfull tydings; and (being better hors'd)
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.30He said, sir, you should procure him better assuranceHe said sir, you should procure him better Assurance,
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.88hang me. If thou takest leave, thou wert better behang me: if thou tak'st leaue, thou wer't better be
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.159better part burnt out.better part burnt out
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.201better companion!a better companion.
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.202God send the companion a better prince! IHeauen send the Companion a better Prince: I
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.220to the enemy as it is. I were better to be eaten to death
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.iii.6But gladly would be better satisfiedBut gladly would be better satisfied,
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.148better wench in England! Go, wash thy face, and drawbetter Wench in England. Go, wash thy face, and draw
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.165I have heard better news.I haue heard bitter newes.
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.ii.18But that the tennis-court keeper knows better than I,But that the Tennis-Court-keeper knowes better then I,
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.ii.39to thee, as to one it pleases me for fault of a better toto thee (as to one it pleases me, for fault of a better, to
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.ii.55better than thine. Every man would think me anbetter then thine: euery man would thinke me an
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.29Better than I was – hem!Better then I was: Hem.
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.63Bourdeaux stuff in him. You have not seen a hulk betterBurdeux-Stuffe in him: you haue not seene a Hulke better
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.215Agamemnon, and ten times better than the NineAgamemnon, and tenne times better then the nine
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.266I love thee better than I love e'er a scurvy youngI loue thee better, then I loue ere a scuruie young
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.282A better than thou – I am a gentleman; thouA better then thou: I am a Gentleman, thou
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.65Sir, pardon; a soldier is better accommodatedSir, pardon: a Souldier is better accommodated,
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.68indeed too. ‘ Better accommodated!’ It is good, yeaindeede, too: Better accommodated? it is good, yea
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.ii.4My lord of York, it better showed with youMy Lord of Yorke, it better shew'd with you,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.iii.84Shall better speak of you than you deserve.Shall better speake of you, then you deserue.
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.iii.85I would you had the wit; 'twere better thanI would you had but the wit: 'twere better then
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.iv.22Thou hast a better place in his affectionThou hast a better place in his Affection,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.187To thee it shall descend with better quiet,To thee, it shall descend with better Quiet,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.188Better opinion, better confirmation,Better Opinion, better Confirmation:
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.i.27i'th' court is better than a penny in purse. Use his meni'th Court, is better then a penny in purse. Vse his men
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.i.68better command his servants. It is certain that eitherbetter command his Seruants. It is certaine, that either
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iv.9child I go with do miscarry, thou wert better thou hadstChilde I now go with, do miscarrie, thou had'st better thou had'st
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.v.14better: this doth infer the zeal I had to see him.better: this doth inferre the zeale I had to see him.
Henry IV Part 22H4 epilogue.10better. I meant indeed to pay you with this, which, ifBetter: I did meane (indeede) to pay you with this, which if
Henry VH5 I.i.8We lose the better half of our possession;We loose the better halfe of our Possession:
Henry VH5 II.ii.25Never was monarch better feared and lovedNeuer was Monarch better fear'd and lou'd,
Henry VH5 III.ii.51must leave them, and seek some better service. Theirmust leaue them, and seeke some better Seruice: their
Henry VH5 III.ii.62think 'a will plow up all, if there is not better directions.thinke a will plowe vp all, if there is not better directions.
Henry VH5 III.ii.133better opportunity to be required, look you, I will bebetter oportunitie to be required, looke you, I will be
Henry VH5 III.vi.118Advantage is a better soldier than rashness. Tell himAduantage is a better Souldier then rashnesse. Tell him,
Henry VH5 III.vi.145Almost no better than so many French;Almost no better then so many French;
Henry VH5 III.vii.101I was told that, by one that knows him betterI was told that, by one that knowes him better
Henry VH5 III.vii.118You are the better at proverbs by how much ‘ AYou are the better at Prouerbs, by how much a
Henry VH5 IV.i.15Were better than a churlish turf of France.Were better then a churlish turfe of France.
Henry VH5 IV.i.16Not so, my liege – this lodging likes me better,Not so my Liege, this Lodging likes me better,
Henry VH5 IV.i.43Then you are a better than the King.Then you are a better then the King.
Henry VH5 IV.iii.77Which likes me better than to wish us one.Which likes me better, then to wish vs one.
Henry VH5 IV.viii.66 and I warrant you it is the better for you.and I warrant you it is the better for you.
Henry VH5 V.ii.80To sit with us once more, with better heedTo sit with vs once more, with better heed
Henry VH5 V.ii.121The Princess is the better Englishwoman.The Princesse is the better English-woman:
Henry VH5 V.ii.123am glad thou canst speak no better English; for, if thouam glad thou canst speake no better English, for if thou
Henry VH5 V.ii.227the better I shall appear. My comfort is, that old age,the better I shall appeare. My comfort is, that Old Age,
Henry VH5 V.ii.230and thou shalt wear me, if thou wear me, better andand thou shalt weare me, if thou weare me, better and
Henry VH5 V.ii.231better; and therefore tell me, most fair Katherine, willbetter: and therefore tell me, most faire Katherine, will
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.i.29Not all together; better far, I guess,Not altogether: Better farre I guesse,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.i.62Did look no better to that weighty charge.Did looke no better to that weightie Charge.
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iv.13Between two blades, which bears the better temper;Between two Blades, which beares the better temper,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iv.98And that I'll prove on better men than Somerset,And that Ile proue on better men then Somerset,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.v.121Will see his burial better than his life.Will see his Buryall better then his Life.
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.ii.88We will bestow you in some better place,We will bestow you in some better place,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.132Let me persuade you take a better course.Let me perswade you take a better course.
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.158But your discretions better can persuadeBut your discretions better can perswade,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.v.37Her father is no better than an earl,Her Father is no better than an Earle,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.v.106But prosper better than the Trojan did.But prosper better than the Troian did:
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iii.84Was better worth than all my father's lands,Was better worth then all my Fathers Lands,
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iii.108The Cardinal's not my better in the field.The Cardinall's not my better in the field.
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iv.13gear the sooner the better.geere, the sooner the better.
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.2I saw not better sport these seven years' day;I saw not better sport these seuen yeeres day:
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.80have better told.haue better told.
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.iv.100Sheriff, farewell, and better than I fare,Sherife farewell, and better then I fare,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.37Which fear if better reasons can supplant,Which feare, if better Reasons can supplant,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.19Thou hast hit it; for there's no better sign of aThou hast hit it: for there's no better signe of a
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.viii.46Better ten thousand base-born Cades miscarryBetter ten thousand base-borne Cades miscarry,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ix.48Come, wife, let's in, and learn to govern better;Come wife, let's in, and learne to gouern better,
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.i.28I am far better born than is the King,I am farre better borne then is the king:
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.i.130My title's good, and better far than his.My Title's good, and better farre then his.
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.ii.2No, I can better play the orator.No, I can better play the Orator.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.i.42You love the breeder better than the male.You loue the Breeder better then the Male.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.ii.104Your legs did better service than your hands.Your legges did better seruice then your hands.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.10Now one the better, then another best;Now, one the better: then, another best;
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.22To be no better than a homely swain;To be no better then a homely Swaine,
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.90'Tis better said than done, my gracious lord.'Tis better said then done, my gracious Lord:
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.167As are of better person than myself,As are of better Person then my selfe:
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.iii.155And better 'twere you troubled him than France.And better 'twere, you troubled him, then France.
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.i.42'Tis better using France than trusting France;'Tis better vsing France, then trusting France:
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.i.54She better would have fitted me or Clarence;Shee better would haue fitted me, or Clarence:
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.iii.17I like it better than a dangerous honour.I like it better then a dangerous honor.
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.v.26Better do so than tarry and be hanged.Better do so, then tarry and be hang'd.
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.v.36I am your better, traitors as ye are;I am your better, Traytors as ye are,
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.vi.3'Tis sin to flatter; ‘ good ’ was little better.Tis sinne to flatter, Good was little better:
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.vi.27My breast can better brook thy dagger's pointMy brest can better brooke thy Daggers point,
Henry VIIIH8 I.iii.28Abusing better men than they can beAbusing better men then they can be
Henry VIIIH8 I.iv.13I think would better please 'em. By my life,I thinke would better please 'em: by my life,
Henry VIIIH8 II.iii.12.2O, God's will! Much betterOh Gods will, much better
Henry VIIIH8 II.iii.19I swear, 'tis better to be lowly born,I sweare, tis better to be lowly borne,
Henry VIIIH8 II.iv.135A better wife, let him in nought be trustedA better Wife, let him in naught be trusted,
Henry VIIIH8 III.i.95Both for your honour better and your cause;Both for your Honour better, and your Cause:
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.253Within these forty hours Surrey durst betterWithin these fortie houres, Surrey durst better
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.346How to live better. For your stubborn answerHow to liue better. For your stubborne answer
Henry VIIIH8 IV.i.12Nor, I'll assure you, better taken, sir.Nor Ile assure you better taken Sir.
Henry VIIIH8 V.i.26.1Deserve our better wishes.Deserue our better wishes.
Henry VIIIH8 V.i.135Of as great size. Ween you of better luck,Of as great Size. Weene you of better lucke,
Henry VIIIH8 V.i.155None better in my kingdom. Get you gone,None better in my Kingdome. Get you gone,
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.53And our consent, for better trial of you,And our consent, for better tryall of you,
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.63Become a churchman better than ambition.Become a Churchman, better then Ambition:
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.132By all that's holy, he had better starveBy all that's holy, he had better starue,
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.299With better appetite.With better Appetite.
Julius CaesarJC II.i.326Yea, get the better of them. What's to do?Yea get the better of them. What's to do?
Julius CaesarJC II.ii.99When Caesar's wife shall meet with better dreams.’When Casars wife shall meete with better Dreames.
Julius CaesarJC III.i.202It would become me better than to closeIt would become me better, then to close
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.17senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any inSenses, that you may the better Iudge. If there bee any in
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.51.2Caesar's better partsCasars better parts,
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.51You say you are a better soldier:You say, you are a better Souldier:
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.56I said an elder soldier, not a better;I saide, an Elder Souldier, not a Better.
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.57.1Did I say better?Did I say Better?
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.105When thou didst hate him worst, thou lovedst him betterWhen thou did'st hate him worst, yu loued'st him better
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.145No man bears sorrow better. Portia is dead.No man beares sorrow better. Portia is dead.
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.197'Tis better that the enemy seek us;'Tis better that the Enemie seeke vs,
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.201Good reasons must of force give place to better.Good reasons must of force giue place to better:
Julius CaesarJC V.i.28Not that we love words better, as you do.Not that we loue words better, as you do.
Julius CaesarJC V.i.29Good words are better than bad strokes, Octavius.Good words are better then bad strokes Octauius.
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.31But somewhat better than the Scot could speak. But somewhat better then the Scot could speake,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.84‘ Better than beautiful ’ thou must begin.Better then bewtifull thou must begin,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.353To cut this right hand off? The better wayTo cut this right hande of the better waie,
King Edward IIIE3 II.ii.193May better boast of than ever Roman mightMay better boast of then euer Romaine might,
King Edward IIIE3 III.i.22Ah, that's the anch'rage of some better hope.Ah, thats the anchredge of some better hope,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.ii.85And better some do go to wrack, than all.And better some do go to wrack then all.
King Edward IIIE3 IV.v.57Of whom the better part are slain and fled,Of whom the better part are slaine and fled,
King JohnKJ I.i.182A foot of honour better than I was,Bast. A foot of Honor better then I was,
King JohnKJ I.i.260Madam, I would not wish a better father.Madam I would not wish a better father:
King JohnKJ II.i.465But buffets better than a fist of France.But buffets better then a fist of France:
King JohnKJ III.i.274The better act of purposes mistookThe better Act of purposes mistooke,
King JohnKJ III.i.290And better conquest never canst thou makeAnd better conquest neuer canst thou make,
King JohnKJ III.i.293Upon which better part our prayers come in,Vpon which better part, our prayrs come in,
King JohnKJ III.iii.26But I will fit it with some better tune.But I will fit it with some better tune.
King JohnKJ III.iv.100I could give better comfort than you do.I could giue better comfort then you doe.
King JohnKJ III.iv.170And, O, what better matter breeds for youAnd O, what better matter breeds for you,
King JohnKJ IV.ii.8With any longed-for change or better state.With any long'd-for-change, or better State.
King JohnKJ IV.ii.28When workmen strive to do better than well,When Workemen striue to do better then wel,
King JohnKJ IV.ii.170Nay, but make haste! The better foot before!Nay, but make haste: the better foote before.
King JohnKJ IV.iii.95Thou wert better gall the devil, Salisbury.Thou wer't better gaul the diuell Salsbury.
King JohnKJ V.vi.26The better arm you to the sudden timeThe better arme you to the sodaine time,
King LearKL I.i.29I must love you and sue to know you better.I must loue you, and sue to know you better.
King LearKL I.i.158See better, Lear, and let me still remainSee better Lear, and let me still remaine
King LearKL I.i.233.2Better thouBetter thou had'st'
King LearKL I.i.234Hadst not been born than not t' have pleased me better.Not beene borne, then not t haue pleas'd me better.
King LearKL I.i.261Thou losest here, a better where to find.Thou loosest here a better where to finde.
King LearKL I.i.274I would prefer him to a better place.I would prefer him to a better place,
King LearKL I.ii.82you can derive from him better testimony of his intent,you can deriue from him better testimony of his intent,
King LearKL I.iv.189figure. I am better than thou art now; I am a fool; thoufigure, I am better then thou art now, I am a Foole, thou
King LearKL I.iv.343Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.Striuing to better, oft we marre what's well.
King LearKL II.i.14The Duke be here tonight! The better! best!The Duke be here to night? The better best,
King LearKL II.ii.91I have seen better faces in my timeI haue seene better faces in my time,
King LearKL II.iv.72wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again;wiseman giues thee better counsell giue me mine againe,
King LearKL II.iv.87.1Fetch me a better answer.Fetch me a better answer.
King LearKL II.iv.145Better than you yourself. Therefore I pray youBetter then you your selfe: therefore I pray you,
King LearKL II.iv.172Against my coming in. Thou better knowestAgainst my comming in. Thou better know'st
King LearKL II.iv.224Mend when thou canst, be better at thy leisure;Mend when thou can'st, be better at thy leisure,
King LearKL III.ii.10O nuncle, court holy water in a dry house is betterO Nunkle, Court holy-water in a dry house, is better
King LearKL III.iv.98Thou wert better in a grave than to answer with thyThou wert better in a Graue, then to answere with thy
King LearKL III.iv.135What, hath your grace no better company?What, hath your Grace no better company?
King LearKL III.vi.1Here is better than the open air. Take itHeere is better then the open ayre,t ake it
King LearKL III.vii.73But better service have I never done youBut better seruice haue I neuer done you,
King LearKL IV.i.1Yet better thus, and known to be contemned,Yet better thus, and knowne to be contemn'd,
King LearKL IV.iii.19Were like a better way; those happy smilets
King LearKL IV.iii.39Who sometime in his better tune remembers
King LearKL IV.v.3Your sister is the better soldier.Your Sister is the better Souldier.
King LearKL IV.vi.8In better phrase and matter than thou didst.In better phrase, and matter then thou did'st.
King LearKL IV.vi.10.2Methinks y'are better spoken.Me thinkes y'are better spoken.
King LearKL IV.vi.280Of my huge sorrows! Better I were distract;Of my huge Sorrowes? Better I were distract,
King LearKL IV.vii.6.2Be better suited.Be better suited,
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.114To be whipped – and yet a better love thanTo bee whip'd: and yet a better loue then
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.212This civil war of wits were much better usedThis ciuill warre of wits were much better vsed
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.166Guerdon, O sweet guerdon! Better thanGardon, O sweete gardon, better then
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.167remuneration – elevenpence farthing better. Most sweetremuneration, a leuenpence-farthing better: most sweete
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.i.96What vane? What weathercock? Did you ever hear better?What veine? What Wethercocke? Did you euer heare better?
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.362If so, our copper buys no better treasure.If so, our Copper buyes no better treasure.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.110A better speech was never spoke before.A better speech was neuer spoke before.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.281Well, better wits have worn plain statute-caps.Well, better wits haue worne plain statute caps,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.341Construe my speeches better, if you may.Construe my speeches better, if you may.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.342Then wish me better; I will give you leave.Then wish me better, I wil giue you leaue.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.388That hid the worse and showed the better face.That hid the worse, and shew'd the better face.
MacbethMac III.i.25'Twixt this and supper. Go not my horse the better,'Twixt this, and Supper. Goe not my Horse the better,
MacbethMac III.ii.19That shake us nightly; better be with the deadThat shake vs Nightly: Better be with the dead,
MacbethMac III.iv.14'Tis better thee without than he within.'Tis better thee without, then he within.
MacbethMac III.iv.119.2Good night; and better healthGood night, and better health
MacbethMac IV.iii.65That did oppose my will. Better MacbethThat did oppose my will. Better Macbeth,
MacbethMac IV.iii.191An older and a better soldier noneAn older, and a better Souldier, none
MacbethMac V.vi.42.1Do better upon them.Do better vpon them.
MacbethMac V.vi.57For it hath cowed my better part of man;For it hath Cow'd my better part of man:
Measure for MeasureMM I.iii.7My holy sir, none better knows than youMy holy Sir, none better knowes then you
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.211Come, tell me true. It shall be the better for you.come, tell me true, it shall be the better for you.
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.241but I shall follow it as the flesh and fortune shall betterbut I shall follow it as the flesh and fortune shall better
Measure for MeasureMM II.iv.32That you might know it, would much better please meThat you might know it, wold much better please me,
Measure for MeasureMM II.iv.77But graciously to know I am no better.But graciously to know I am no better.
Measure for MeasureMM II.iv.106Better it were a brother died at onceBetter it were a brother dide at once,
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.135must, upon a warranted need, give him a better proclamation.must vppon a warranted neede, giue him a better proclamation.
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.142Love talks with better knowledge, and knowledgeLoue talkes with better knowledge, & knowledge
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.152He shall know you better, sir, if I may live to reportHe shall know you better Sir, if I may liue to report
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.119in the afternoon, Barnardine. For my better satisfaction,in the afternoone Bernardine: For my better satisfaction,
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.201shrift and advise him for a better place. Yet you areshrift, and aduise him for a better place. Yet you are
Measure for MeasureMM IV.iii.43O, the better, sir, for he that drinks all night,Oh, the better Sir: for he that drinkes all night,
Measure for MeasureMM IV.iii.111The better, given me by so holy a man.The better giuen me by so holy a man,
Measure for MeasureMM IV.iii.160He's a better woodman than thou tak'st him for.he's a better woodman then thou tak'st him for.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.188He was drunk, then, my lord. It can be no better.He was drunk then, my Lord, it can be no better.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.272Not better than he, by her own report.Not better then he, by her owne report.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.394That life is better life past fearing deathThat life is better life past fearing death,
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.422.1To buy you a better husband.To buy you a better husband.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.423I crave no other, nor no better man.I craue no other, nor no better man.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.437And, for the most, become much more the betterAnd for the most, become much more the better
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.482For better times to come. Friar, advise him:For better times to come: Frier aduise him,
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.16The better part of my affections wouldThe better part of my affections, would
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.59We leave you now with better company.We leaue you now with better company.
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.ii.11They would be better if well followed.They would be better if well followed.
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.ii.55why he hath a horse better than the Neapolitan's, a betterwhy he hath a horse better then the Neopolitans, a better
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.ii.84worst he is little better than a beast. An the worst fallworst, he is little better then a beast: and the worst fall
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.133Who if he break, thou mayst with better faceWho if he breake, thou maist with better face
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.i.33Which is the better man, the greater throwWhich is the better man, the greater throw
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.iv.7And better in my mind not undertook.And better in my minde not vndertooke.
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ix.60Is that my prize? Are my deserts no better?Is that my prize, are my deserts no better?
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.i.66shall go hard but I will better the instruction.shall goe hard but I will better the instruction.
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.152To wish myself much better, yet for youTo wish my selfe much better, yet for you,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.33I shall answer that better to theI shall answere that better to the
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.63A many fools that stand in better place,A many fooles that stand in better place,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.117You cannot better be employed, Bassanio,You cannot better be employ'd Bassanio,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.163shall better publish his commendation.shall better publish his commendation.
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.186The throned monarch better than his crown.The throned Monarch better then his Crowne.
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.106No better a musician than the wren.No better a Musitian then the Wren?
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.115Which speed we hope the better for our words.Which speed we hope the better for our words,
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.255And bid him keep it better than the other.And bid him keepe it better then the other.
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.274And I have better news in store for youAnd I haue better newes in store for you
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.77do it your good heart! I wished your venison better – itdoe it your good heart: I wish'd your Venison better, it
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.112'Twere better for you if it were known in'Twere better for you if it were known in
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.230decrease it upon better acquaintance when we aredecrease it vpon better acquaintance, when wee are
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iv.16Ay, for fault of a better.I: for fault of a better.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iv.131The better that it pleases your goodThe better that it pleases your good
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.9you desire better sympathy? Let it suffice thee, Mistressyou desire better simpathie? Let it suffice thee (Mistris
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.167I like it never the better for that. Does he lie at theI like it neuer the beter for that, / Do's he lye at the
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.113honest man. Never a wife in Windsor leads a betterhonest man: neuer a wife in Windsor leades a better
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.162better plight for a lender than you are, the which hathbetter plight for a Lender, then you are: the which hath
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.296Page. I will about it. Better three hours too soon than aPage. I will about it, better three houres too soone, then a
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.166I know not which pleases me betterI know not which pleases me better,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.192Heaven make you better than yourHeauen make you better then your
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iv.63dole. They can tell you how things go better than I can.dole, they can tell you how things go, better then I can:
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iv.82I mean it not – I seek you a better husband.I meane it not, I seeke you a better husband.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.i.75He is a better scholar than I thought heHe is a better scholler then I thought he
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.41with him, away with him! Better shame than murder.with him, away with him: Better shame, then murther.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.iv.16There is no better way than that they spoke of.There is no better way then that they spoke of.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.vi.39The better to denote her to the doctor –(The better to deuote her to the Doctor;
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.iii.9daughter. But 'tis no matter. Better a little chidingdaughter: But 'tis no matter; better a little chiding,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.108Become the forest better than the town?Become the Forrest better then the Towne?
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.i.18is not killed indeed; and for the more better assurance,is not kill'd indeede: and for the more better assurance,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.35This falls out better than I could devise!This fals out better then I could deuise:
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.163Would you desire lime and hair to speak better?Would you desire Lime and Haire to speake better?
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.311which Thisbe is the better – he for a man, God warrantwhich Thisby is the better.
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.15lamb, the feats of a lion; he hath indeed better betteredLambe, the feats of a Lion, he hath indeede better bettred
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.26truer than those that are so washed. How much better istruer, then those that are so wash'd, how much better is
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.131A bird of my tongue is better than a beast ofA bird of my tongue, is better than a beast of
Much Ado About NothingMA I.ii.20be the better prepared for an answer, if peradventuremay be the better prepared for an answer, if peraduenture
Much Ado About NothingMA I.iii.26in his grace, and it better fits my blood to be disdainedin his grace, and it better fits my bloud to be disdain'd
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.93I love you the better; the hearers may cryI loue you the better, the hearers may cry
Much Ado About NothingMA III.i.79It were a better death than die with mocks,It were a better death, to die with mockes,
Much Ado About NothingMA III.i.116Believe it better than reportingly.Beleeue it better then reportingly.
Much Ado About NothingMA III.ii.86hereafter, and aim better at me by that I now willhereafter, and ayme better at me by that I now will
Much Ado About NothingMA III.ii.104but it would better fit your honour to change your mind.But it would better fit your honour to change your minde.
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iii.46if they make you not then the better answer, you mayif they make you not then the better answere, you may
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iv.6Troth, I think your other rebato were better.Troth I thinke your other rebato were better.
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.233Will fashion the event in better shapeWil fashion the euent in better shape,
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.ii.21you are little better than false knaves, and it will go nearyou are little better than false knaues, and it will goe neere
OthelloOth I.i.125Transported with no worse nor better guardTransported with no worse nor better guard,
OthelloOth I.ii.6.1'Tis better as it is.'Tis better as it is.
OthelloOth I.iii.335toughness. I could never better stead thee thantoughnesse. I could neuer better steed thee then
OthelloOth I.iii.385The better shall my purpose work on him.The better shall my purpose worke on him:
OthelloOth II.i.169lieutenantry, it had been better you had not kissed yourLieutenantrie, it had beene better you had not kiss'd your
OthelloOth II.i.233humane seeming for the better compassing of his saltHumaine seeming, for the better compasse of his salt,
OthelloOth III.iii.234Her will, recoiling to her better judgement,Her will, recoyling to her better iudgement,
OthelloOth III.iii.333I swear 'tis better to be much abused,I sweare 'tis better to be much abus'd,
OthelloOth III.iii.359Thou hadst been better have been born a dogThou had'st bin better haue bin borne a Dog
OthelloOth IV.i.69Which they dare swear peculiar. Your case is better.Which they dare sweare peculiar. Your case is better.
OthelloOth IV.ii.205this instant do build on thee a better opinion than everthis instant do build on thee a better opinion then euer
OthelloOth V.i.25But that my coat is better than thou think'st.But that my Coate is better then thou know'st:
OthelloOth V.ii.207Yea, curse his better angel from his side,Yea, curse his better Angell from his side,
OthelloOth V.ii.258A better never did itself sustainA better neuer did it selfe sustaine
PericlesPer Chorus.II.3A better prince and benign lord,A better Prince, and benigne Lord,
PericlesPer II.i.92all your beggars were whipped, I would wish no betterall your Beggers were whipt, I would wish no better
PericlesPer II.i.143And if that ever my low fortune's better,And if that euer my low fortune's better,
PericlesPer II.ii.47He had need mean better than his outward showHe had need meane better, then his outward shew
PericlesPer II.iii.72Now, by the gods, he could not please me better.Now by the Gods, he could not please me better.
PericlesPer II.v.27Protest my ears were never better fedI do protest, my eares were neuer better fedde
PericlesPer IV.ii.35As well as we? Ay, and better too; we offendAs well as wee. I, and better too, wee offende
PericlesPer IV.vi.21You may so; 'tis the better for you thatYou may , so t'is the better for you that
PericlesPer IV.vi.159Since they do better thee in their command.since they doe better thee in their command,
PericlesPer IV.vi.176Any of these ways are yet better than this,anie of these wayes are yet better then this:
PericlesPer V.i.68I'd wish no better choice, and think me rarely wed.I do wish / No better choise, and thinke me rarely to wed,
PericlesPer V.iii.9He sought to murder. But her better starshe sought to murder, but her better stars
PericlesPer V.iii.37.2Now I know you better:Now I knowe you better,
Richard IIR2 I.i.22Each day still better other's happinessEach day still better others happinesse,
Richard IIR2 II.ii.43Why hopest thou so? 'Tis better hope he is,Why hop'st thou so? Tis better hope he is:
Richard IIR2 III.iv.20But thou shouldst please me better wouldst thou weep.But thou should'st please me better, would'st thou weepe.
Richard IIR2 III.iv.78Darest thou, thou little better thing than earth,Dar'st thou, thou little better thing then earth,
Richard IIR2 V.i.88Better far off than, near, be ne'er the nea'er.Better farre off, then neere, be ne're the neere.
Richard IIR2 V.iii.21I see some sparks of better hope, which elder yearsI see some sparkes of better hope: which elder dayes
Richard IIR2 V.v.11For no thought is contented; the better sort,For no thought is contented. The better sort,
Richard IIR2 V.v.35Persuades me I was better when a king.Perswades me, I was better when a King:
Richard IIIR3 I.ii.105The better for the King of Heaven that hath him.The better for the King of heauen that hath him.
Richard IIIR3 I.ii.139Did it to help thee to a better husband.Did it to helpe thee to a better Husband.
Richard IIIR3 I.ii.140His better doth not breathe upon the earth.His better doth not breath vpon the earth.
Richard IIIR3 I.ii.141He lives, that loves thee better than he could.He liues, that loues thee better then he could.
Richard IIIR3 I.ii.143The selfsame name, but one of better nature.The selfesame name, but one of better Nature.
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.59Whom God preserve better than you would wish! – (Whom God preserue better then you would wish)
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.125Yea, and much better blood than his or thine.I and much better blood / Then his, or thine.
Richard IIIR3 I.iv.90'Tis better, sir, than to be tedious.'Tis better (Sir) then to be tedious:
Richard IIIR3 I.iv.233Who shall reward you better for my lifeWho shall reward you better for my life,
Richard IIIR3 II.iii.4Ill news, by'r Lady – seldom comes the better.Ill newes byrlady, seldome comes the better:
Richard IIIR3 II.iii.23Better it were they all came by his father,Better it were they all came by his Father:
Richard IIIR3 III.ii.91They, for their truth, might better wear their headsThey, for their truth, might better wear their Heads,
Richard IIIR3 III.ii.96The better that your lordship please to ask.The better, that your Lordship please to aske.
Richard IIIR3 III.ii.97I tell thee, man, 'tis better with me nowI tell thee man, 'tis better with me now,
Richard IIIR3 III.ii.103And I in better state than e'er I was.And I in better state then ere I was.
Richard IIIR3 III.v.49I never looked for better at his handsI neuer look'd for better at his hands,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.508There, take thou that, till thou bring better news.There, take thou that, till thou bring better newes.
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.275He smiled and said, ‘ The better for our purpose.’He smil'd and said, the better for our purpose.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.55No better.No better?
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.57Say ‘ better.’ Here comes oneSay better: here comes one
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.59Yes, better, sir.Yes, better.
Romeo and JulietRJ II.ii.77My life were better ended by their hateMy life were better ended by their hate,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iv.40wench – marry, she had a better love to berhyme her – wench, marrie she had a better Loue to berime her:
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iv.86Why, is not this better now than groaning forWhy is not this better now, then groning for
Romeo and JulietRJ II.v.40his face be better than any man's, yet his leg excels allhis face be better then any mans, yet his legs excels all
Romeo and JulietRJ III.i.60No better term than this: thou art a villain.No better terme then this: Thou art a Villaine.
Romeo and JulietRJ III.i.68But love thee better than thou canst deviseBut lou'd thee better then thou can'st deuise:
Romeo and JulietRJ III.iii.115I thought thy disposition better tempered.I thought thy disposition better temper'd.
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.v.68And all the better is it for the maid.And all the better is it for the Maid:
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.64By heaven, I love thee better than myself,By heauen I loue thee better then my selfe,
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.23Trust me, I take him for the better dog.Trust me, I take him for the better dogge.
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.121No better than a poor and loathsome beggar.No better then a poore and loathsome begger:
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.235The better for him, would I were so too!The better for him, would I were so too.
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.i.48Pedascule, I'll watch you better yet.Pedascule, Ile watch you better yet:
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.90Were it not better I should rush in thus?Were it better I should rush in thus:
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.119'Twere well for Kate and better for myself.'Twere well for Kate, and better for my selfe.
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.125To put on better ere he go to church.To put on better ere he goe to Church.
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.159And better 'twere that both of us did fast,And better 'twere that both of vs did fast,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.196He that knows better how to tame a shrew,He that knowes better how to tame a shrew,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iii.101I never saw a better-fashioned gown,I neuer saw a better fashion'd gowne,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iii.173Or is the adder better than the eelOr is the Adder better then the Eele,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iv.71Come sir, we will better it in Pisa.Come sir, we will better it in Pisa.
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.i.141Better once than never, for never too late.Better once then neuer, for neuer to late.
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.ii.45Have at you for a bitter jest or two.Haue at you for a better iest or too.
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.ii.84I hope better.I hope better.
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.ii.115Nay, I will win my wager better yet,Nay, I will win my wager better yet,
The TempestTem I.ii.19Of whence I am, nor that I am more betterOf whence I am: nor that I am more better
The TempestTem I.ii.497My father's of a better nature, sir,My Fathers of a better nature (Sir)
The TempestTem II.i.286No better than the earth he lies upon,No better then the earth he lies vpon,
The TempestTem IV.i.197fairy, has done little better than played the JackFairy, / Has done little better then plaid the Iacke
Timon of AthensTim I.i.61To Apemantus, that few things loves betterTo Apemantus, that few things loues better
Timon of AthensTim I.i.82Some better than his valueon the momentSome better then his valew; on the moment
Timon of AthensTim I.i.200He wrought better that made the painter,He wrought better that made the Painter,
Timon of AthensTim I.ii.100better or properer can we call our own than the riches ofbetter or properer can we call our owne, then the riches of
Timon of AthensTim I.ii.250with better music.with better Musicke.
Timon of AthensTim II.i.8Better than he, why, give my horse to Timon,Better then he; why giue my Horse to Timon.
Timon of AthensTim III.vi.47Let it not cumber your better remembrance.Let it not cumber your better remembrance.
Timon of AthensTim III.vi.88May you a better feast never behold,May you a better Feast neuer behold
Timon of AthensTim IV.ii.27‘ We have seen better days.’ Let each take some.We haue seene better dayes. Let each take some:
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.24Who seeks for better of thee, sauce his palateWho seekes for better of thee, sawce his pallate
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.234I love thee better now than e'er I did.I loue thee better now, then ere I did.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.268That never knew but better, is some burden.That neuer knew but better, is some burthen:
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.312shouldst have loved thyself better now. What man didstshould'st haue loued thy selfe better now. What man didd'st
Timon of AthensTim V.i.65Let it go naked, men may see't the better.Let it go, / Naked men may see't the better:
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.190A better head her glorious body fitsA better head her Glorious body fits,
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.42Till you know better how to handle it.Till you know better how to handle it.
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.89Better than he have worn Vulcan's badge.Better then he haue worne Vulcans badge.
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.167The worse to her, the better loved of me.The worse to her, the better lou'd of me.
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.192Come on, my lords, the better foot before.Come on my Lords, the better foote before,
Titus AndronicusTit II.iv.43That could have better sewed than Philomel.That could haue better sowed then Philomel.
Titus AndronicusTit III.i.39Yet in some sort they are better than the tribunes,Yet in some sort they are better then the Tribunes,
Titus AndronicusTit III.i.165My youth can better spare my blood than youMy youth can better spare my blood then you,
Titus AndronicusTit IV.i.33(To Lavinia) But thou art deeper read and better skilled.But thou art deeper read and better skild,
Titus AndronicusTit IV.ii.98Coal-black is better than another hue,Cole-blacke is better then another hue,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.i.68is: if she be fair, 'tis the better for her; an she be not,if she be faire, 'tis the better for her: and she be not, she
Troilus and CressidaTC I.i.116Better at home, if ‘ would I might ’ were ‘ may ’ – Better at home, if would I might were may:
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.60Who, Troilus? Troilus is the better man ofWho Troylus? / Troylus is the better man of
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.80were in her body. No, Hector is not a better man thanwere in her body; no, Hector is not a better man then
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.92'Twould not become him; his own's better.'Twould not become him, his own's better.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.108I swear to you, I think Helen loves him betterI sweare to you, / I thinke Hellen loues him better
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.123smiling becomes him better than any man in allsmyling becomes him better then any man in all
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.247There is among the Greeks Achilles, a betterThere is among the Greekes Achilles, a better
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.361The lustre of the better yet to showThe luster of the better yet to shew,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.362Shall show the better. Do not consentShall shew the better. Do not consent,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.370And we were better parch in Afric sunAnd we were better parch in Affricke Sunne,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.384That we have better men. But, hit or miss,That we haue better men. But hit or misse,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.98All the better: their fraction is more our wishAll the better, their fraction is more our wish
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.144better man than I am?a better man then I am?
Troilus and CressidaTC III.i.11Friend, know me better: I am the LordFriend know me better, I am the Lord
Troilus and CressidaTC III.i.13I hope I shall know your honour better.I hope I shall know your honour better.
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.61The better.The better.
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.207And better would it fit Achilles muchAnd better would it fit Achilles much,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.21'Twere better she were kissed in general.'twere better she were kist in generall.
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.38The kiss you take is better than you give;The kisse you take is better then you giue:
Troilus and CressidaTC V.ii.34Thy better must.Thy better must.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.ii.92'Twas one's that loved me better than you will.'Twas one that lou'd me better then you will.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.iii.38Which better fits a lion than a man.Which better fits a Lyon, then a man.
Twelfth NightTN I.iii.49Good Mistress Accost, I desire betterGood Mistris accost, I desire better
Twelfth NightTN I.iv.27She will attend it better in thy youthShe will attend it better in thy youth,
Twelfth NightTN I.v.32man. For what says Quinapalus? ‘ Better a witty fool man. For what saies Quinapalus, Better a witty foole,
Twelfth NightTN I.v.72better fool.better foole.
Twelfth NightTN I.v.73God send you, sir, a speedy infirmity for the betterGod send you sir, a speedie Infirmity, for the better
Twelfth NightTN I.v.84fools, no better than the fools' zanies.fooles, no better then the fooles Zanies.
Twelfth NightTN II.ii.26Poor lady, she were better love a dream.Poore Lady, she were better loue a dreame:
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.81and so do I too. He does it with a better grace, but I doand so do I too: he does it with a better grace, but I do
Twelfth NightTN III.i.77My legs do better under-stand me, sir, than IMy legges do better vnderstand me sir, then I
Twelfth NightTN III.i.125If one should be a prey, how much the betterIf one should be a prey, how much the better
Twelfth NightTN III.i.140Would it be better, madam, than I am?Would it be better Madam, then I am?
Twelfth NightTN III.i.153Love sought, is good; but given unsought, is better.Loue sought, is good: but giuen vnsought, is better.
Twelfth NightTN III.iii.18You should find better dealing. What's to do?You should finde better dealing: what's to do?
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.167hope is better – and so, look to thyself. Thy friend as thouhope is better, and so looke to thy selfe. Thy friend as thou
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.289with you for's oath's sake. Marry, he hath betterwith you for's oath sake: marrie hee hath better
Twelfth NightTN IV.ii.90no better in your wits than a fool.no better in your wits then a foole.
Twelfth NightTN V.i.11Truly, sir, the better for my foes, and the worse forTruely sir, the better for my foes, and the worse for
Twelfth NightTN V.i.13Just the contrary: the better for thy friends.Iust the contrary: the better for thy friends.
Twelfth NightTN V.i.21why then, the worse for my friends and the betterwhy then the worse for my friends, and the better
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.148I must go send some better messenger.I must goe send some better Messenger,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.i.132O excellent device! Was there ever heard a better,Oh excellent deuise, was there euer heard a better?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.ii.18For truth hath better deeds than words to grace it.For truth hath better deeds, then words to grace it.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.vi.13To learn his wit t' exchange the bad for better.To learne his wit, t' exchange the bad for better;
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.vii.14Better forbear till Proteus make return.Better forbeare, till Protheus make returne.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.273horse cannot fetch, but only carry; therefore is she betterhorse cannot fetch, but onely carry, therefore is shee better
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.364a better man than thee.a better man then thee.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.ii.19Makes me the better to confer with thee.Makes me the better to confer with thee.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.iv.117Would better fit his chamber than this shadow.Would better fit his Chamber, then this Shadow.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.ii.18But better, indeed, when you hold your peace.But better indeede, when you hold you peace.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.3I better brook than flourishing peopled towns.I better brooke then flourishing peopled Townes:
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.51And that's far worse than none; better have noneAnd that's farre worse then none: better haue none
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.5I am given out to be better lined than it can appear toI am given out to be better lyn'd / Then it can appeare, to
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.75Better the red-eyed god of war ne'er wore – (Better the red-eyd god of war nev'r were)
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.167.1Better than we do, Arcite?Better then we doe Arcite?
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.ii.38And Rycas, and three better lads ne'er dancedAnd Rycas, and 3. better lads nev'r dancd
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.iii.26I loved my lips the better ten days after – I lov'd my lips the better ten daies after,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.iv.44And somewhat better than your rank I'll use you.aud somewhat better than your rancke Ile use you.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.iv.48I like him better, prince; I shall not thenI like him better (Prince) I shall not then
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.v.10Durst better have endured cold iron than done it.Durst better have indur'd cold yron, than done it:
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.v.149And for a preface I never heard a better.and for a preface / I never heard a better.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.89.2Take my sword; I hold it better.Take my Sword, I hold it better.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.225Better they fall by th' law than one another.Better they fall by 'th law, then one another.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.30.1At better time.At better time.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.62Two greater and two better never yetTwo greater, and two better never yet
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.87To seal his will with – better, o'my conscience,To seale his will with, better o' my conscience
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.iii.5drinking; dreaming of another world, and a better; anddrinking, / Dreaming of another world, and a better; and
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.ii.7'Twas well done; twenty times had been far better,Twas well done; twentie times had bin far better,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iii.64Which craved that very time. It is much betterWhich crav'd that very time: it is much better
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iii.65I am not there – O, better never born,I am not there, oh better never borne
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iii.123Encountered yet his better. I have heardEncountred yet his Better, I have heard
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK epilogue.16I dare say many a better, to prolongI dare say many a better, to prolong
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.89.1To better purpose.To better purpose.
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.389I have looked on thousands who have sped the betterI haue look'd on thousands, who haue sped the better
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.6I were a baby still. – I love you better.I were a Baby still. I loue you better.
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.122Is for my better grace. Adieu, my lord.Is for my better grace. Adieu (my Lord)
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.126A better guiding spirit! What needs these hands?A better guiding Spirit. What needs these hands?
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.146Beseech your highness, give us better credit.Beseech your Highnesse, giue vs better credit:
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.155And call me father? Better burn it nowAnd call me Father? better burne it now,
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.20better safety, to fly away by night.better safetie, to flye away by Night.
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.231When most the truth; which I receive much betterWhen most the truth: which I receyue much better,
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.27Since fate, against thy better disposition,Since Fate (against thy better disposition)
The Winter's TaleWT IV.ii.12of thee thine own goodness hath made. Better not toof thee, thine owne goodnesse hath made: better not to
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iii.108Sweet sir, much better than I was: I canSweet sir, much better then I was: I can
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.66A way to make us better friends, more known.A way to make vs better Friends, more knowne.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.89Yet Nature is made better by no meanYet Nature is made better by no meane,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.189He could never come better; he shall come in. IHe could neuer come better: hee shall come in: I
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.378So well, nothing so well; no, nor mean better.So well, (nothing so well) no, nor meane better
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.481If not, my senses, better pleased with madness,If not, my sences better pleas'd with madnesse,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.665The swifter speed the better.The swifter speed, the better.
The Winter's TaleWT V.i.23.1Your kindness better.Your kindnesse better.
The Winter's TaleWT V.i.57And better used, would make her sainted spiritAnd better vs'd, would make her Sainted Spirit
The Winter's TaleWT V.i.97Above a better gone, so must thy graveAboue a better, gone; so must thy Graue
The Winter's TaleWT V.i.103.1To say you have seen a better.To say you haue seene a better.
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.117and himself little better, extremity of weatherand himselfe little better, extremitie of Weather

Poems

 26 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Passionate PilgrimPP.2.3 My better angel is a man right fair, My better Angell is a Man (right faire)
The Passionate PilgrimPP.2.6 Tempteth my better angel from my side, Tempteth my better Angell from my side,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1134 While thou on Tereus descants better skill. While thou on TEREVS descants better skill.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1154 To live or die which of the twain were better To liue or die which of the twaine were better,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1320 Of her disgrace, the better so to clear her Of her disgrace, the better so to cleare her
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1323 With words, till action might become them better. With words, till action might becom thẽ better.
SonnetsSonn.32.12 To march in ranks of better equipage: To march in ranckes of better equipage:
SonnetsSonn.32.13 But since he died and poets better prove, But since he died and Poets better proue,
SonnetsSonn.39.2 When thou art all the better part of me? When thou art all the better part of me?
SonnetsSonn.59.11 Whether we are mended, or where better they, Whether we are mended, or where better they,
SonnetsSonn.74.8 My spirit is thine, the better part of me. My spirit is thine the better part of me,
SonnetsSonn.80.2 Knowing a better spirit doth use your name, Knowing a better spirit doth vse your name,
SonnetsSonn.82.13 And their gross painting might be better used And their grosse painting might be better vs'd,
SonnetsSonn.87.12 Comes home again, on better judgement making. Comes home againe, on better iudgement making.
SonnetsSonn.91.8 All these I better in one general best. All these I better in one generall best.
SonnetsSonn.91.9 Thy love is better than high birth to me, Thy loue is bitter then high birth to me,
SonnetsSonn.92.7 I see a better state to me belongs I see, a better state to me belongs
SonnetsSonn.111.3 That did not better for my life provide That did not better for my life prouide,
SonnetsSonn.119.10 That better is, by evil still made better. That better is, by euil still made better.
SonnetsSonn.121.1 'Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed, TIs better to be vile then vile esteemed,
SonnetsSonn.132.6 Better becomes the grey cheeks of th' East, Better becomes the gray cheeks of th'East,
SonnetsSonn.140.5 If I might teach thee wit, better it were, If I might teach thee witte better it weare,
SonnetsSonn.144.3 The better angel is a man right fair, The better angell is a man right faire :
SonnetsSonn.144.6 Tempteth my better angel from my side, Tempteth my better angel from my sight,
Venus and AdonisVen.626 Are better proof than thy spear's point can enter; Are better proofe then thy speares point can enter,
Venus and AdonisVen.1011 And that his beauty may the better thrive, And that his beautie may the better thriue,

Glossary

 22 result(s).
amendget better, recover, revive, heal
amendmake better, ameliorate, lessen the evil of
betterexcel, outstrip, have an advantage over
betterreadier, more willing
betterhigher-born, of greater social rank
betteredmore skilful, held to be better
bootalternative, choice, better way
circumventoutwit, cheat, get the better of
circumventioncraft, outwitting, getting the better of [someone]
conversionchange for the better, character transformation
et bonumand the older a good thing is, the better
fetchfleece, trick, get the better of
goget the better of, set to work on
menddo better, pull oneself together
mendamend, improve, make better, put right
mendedimproved, made better
outvieoutbid, outdo, better
overreachget the better of, has the advantage of
shiftas a makeshift, for lack of a better alternative
subdueget the better of, bring down, reduce
thinkthink better of, think twice about
wingain advantage [over], get the better [of]

Thesaurus

 20 result(s).
alternative, no bettershift
better [outdo]outvie
better of, get theoverreach
better of, get thesubdue
better of, get thewin
better of, get thecircumvent
better of, get thego
better of, get thefetch
better of, getting thecircumvention
better of, thinkthink
better wayboot
better, change for theconversion
better, domend
better, getamend
better, held to bebettered
better, mademended
better, makemend
better, makeamend
change for the betterconversion
think better ofthink

Themes and Topics

 9 result(s).
Comparison...e superlatives examples more better mnd iii i 18 most boldest jc ii...
Functional shift...re* kl i i 261 thou losest here a better where to find adverb to noun ...
...ere kl i i 261 thou losest here a better where to find adverb to noun   ...
...y tnk iv ii 63 two greater and two better never yet / made mothers joy   ...
Humours...fellow jaques i am so i do love it better than laughing (ayl iv i 3) ...
Numbers...iii iii 22 three in egypt / cannot make better note very few four tim v i 218 l...
Withal and withal...n in place of with it would perhaps be better referred to as a postposition although...
...aint my daughter withal that she be the better prepared for an answer in spite of all ...
French...your grace the french that you speak is better than the english i speak h5 v ii 214  l...
...1  entendre bettre que moi > understand better than me h5 v ii 264  oui vraiment > y...
Latin... 10) and the older a good thing is the better et opus exegi quod nec iovis ira nec ...
... melius (adj ) per chorus i 10   better memento (v ) 1h4 iii iii 30 memin...
Welsh
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...viola as cesario of sir andrew] he hath better bethought him of his quarrel bethink (...
... the adventure our crows shall fare the better for you 1h6 ii v 4 [mortimer to gaoler]...

Words Families

 7 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
BETTERBASICbetter adj, better adv, better n, better v, bettering n
BETTERTIMEbetter-fashioned adj, time-bettering adj
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